AUXILIARIES SUPPORT THE PURCHASE OF IMPORTANT HOSPITAL EQUIPMENT

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Thursday 13 September 2018
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Pictured above:
Chris Van Eck (BCH Ladies Auxiliary), Cynthia Walker (BCH ladies Auxiliary), Marlene Talbot (BCH Ladies Auxiliary), Lorraine Ingbritsen (San Remo Op Shop Auxiliary, Marj Wagland (San Remo Op Shop Auxiliary), Barbara Hallett (Ladies Auxiliary), Margaret Hender (Ladies Auxiliary) and Trina Coxon (BCH Manager)




AUXILIARIES SUPPORT THE PURCHASE OF IMPORTANT HOSPITAL EQUIPMENT

Two of Bass Coast Health’s fundraising Auxiliaries recently joined forces to raise money for the purchase of a much-needed diagnostic machine for the health service.

 

The Bass Coast Health (BCH) Ladies Auxiliary and San Remo Op Shop Auxiliary recently celebrated the purchase of a bladder scanner, made possible by their tireless fundraising efforts.

 

At a celebratory morning tea, BCH Manager Trina Coxon kindly thanked the ladies and gave them a demonstration of the scanner’s use and explained how it will be used across the health service’s acute wards and Emergency Department. The non-invasive, portable ultrasound device provides a 3D image of the bladder and calculates volume. This clinical data can help to judge the best treatment options for patients experiencing continence issues or urinary-related conditions.

 

The next project for the San Remo Op Shop Auxiliary is raising money for the purchase of a urodynamic machine which will provide an important new service from the Phillip Island Health Hub.

 

The Ladies Auxiliary have their sights set on raising funds for an Ear, Nose and Throat Microscope for the health service.

 

BCH CEO Jan Child expressed her gratitude for the ladies’ tireless efforts, saying, ”How lucky we are to have such amazing community support in the form of these wonderful Auxiliaries. Their commitment to BCH is humbling and their hard work ensures we can continue to expand our services for the local community”.